Posts Tagged ‘Salvation Army’

Survivors have little hope in churches changing

Thursday, March 18th, 2021
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Survivor groups are not hopeful that the Royal Commission into the Abuse in Care will bring around change in churches. A spokesperson for the Network of Survivors of Abuse in Faith-Based Institutions, Liz Tonks, told RNZ that “victim-survivors were not hopeful because their experiences of churches is they have not been able to trust them Read more

Perfect storm swamping the housing crisis

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

The housing crisis is going through a “perfect storm” and is likely to worsen over the next year, a post-election briefing to the Housing Minister says. The Hon Megan Woods has been told historically low-interest rates, a stalled private rental market and not enough new houses are drivers of the housing crisis. An increasing population Read more

Watties Donates 25,000 Cans To Help The Salvation Army With Food Parcels

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Watties has donated 25,000 cans to The Salvation Army to assist with the ongoing need for food parcels. The delivery coincided with World Food Day (Friday 16th October) with deliveries to The Salvation Army depots in Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch and Palmerston North. The Salvation Army will distribute more than 100,000 food parcels this year. The Read more

Mental health, housing, and poverty exposed

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Communities struggling to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown are the subject of a new study by the Salvation Army. The study reports three major areas of concern seriously impacting New Zealand communities, a lack of mental health support, insecure housing and inadequate incomes. These areas of concern are forcing people to look Read more

Lack of cultural and spiritual consideration In COVID-19 Response Bill

Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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The Salvation Army is concerned that cultural and spiritual wellbeing was not being considered alongside physical wellbeing, in the Health Response Bill. “This Bill worries us deeply. There is no allowance or trust for religious gatherings, which further indicates this Government’s low view of spirituality as a fundamental part of overall wellbeing,” Salvation Army Māori Read more

Two break-ins at Salvation Army food bank

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

The Salvation Army’s Napier food bank had 2 break-ins in two days. “It’s especially disappointing when we’re in the process of helping people at this difficult time. The food that was taken would have helped quite a number of Napier families and individuals,” he said. Read more Related Posts:Watties Donates 25,000 Cans To Help The Read more

Government’s racing bill will cause more gambling harm

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

The Salvation Army is strongly opposed to the Government’s new Racing Bill. Today, Salvation Army staff will make our oral submission to the Bill. “Harm from gambling is already at unacceptable levels in this country and increasing availability and new products through this Bill will only add to this problem,” says Siobhan Kemp, Public Health Read more

Auckland housing surplus revealed in Salvation Army report

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Auckland’s shock “housing surplus” has been revealed, as a population correction means the city is now on track to meet demand. But the Salvation Army warns the 7168 house surplus won’t fix the housing crisis but instead shows that the shortage is caused by unaffordable housing and low income levels. The u-turn on the housing Read more

Salvation Army highlighting Christmas housing crisis

Monday, November 25th, 2019

The Salvation launched its Christmas appeal, Monday, with a prediction that the need for transitional housing will increase by 35 per cent. The Salvation Army says comparing Christmas 2018 with Christmas 2019, it expects an extra 600 people to be in its housing this Christmas. 1187 people were in its centres on Christmas Eve in Read more

Humble service speaks louder than words

Monday, November 11th, 2019
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“Holiness transcends denominational boundaries”, said Pope Francis while meeting a delegation of the Salvation Army. The pope was quoting a comment made by former Salvationist leader General Andre Cox during a 2014 papal audience. During the audience, Francis also recalled the first lesson he ever received in ecumenism. He was four years old and met Read more